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Senior Americans helping to fuel firearms industry growth

American seniors buying guns are part of the reason for strong growth in the firearms industry. The National Rifle Association says the number of older people taking basic gun safety classes has increase fourfold since 2010.

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H&R Block promises changes, cancels traditional December tax season preview

The Kansas City-based tax preparation company said it wants to remain focused on halting its loss of customers after suffering its worst season in years. Canceling the December meeting with analysts also means rivals won’t get a hint at the fundamental marketing and other changes the tax preparation company has planned. Block also reported revenue losses in its seasonally slow first quarter, which ended July 31.

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Best way to get a federal contract? Be working with the feds already

North Carolina small businesses and other companies across the country have been struggling to obtain federal contracts because the government’s contracting officers favor companies that have long-standing working relationships with the government. Congress has developed a plan to fix that problem and is moving toward putting it in action.

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Seniors show increasing interest in gun practice

At the Frontier Justice shooting range in Lee's Summit, quite a proportion of Tuesday's customers are seniors. The statistics from the National Rifle Association shows more and more older people are acquiring guns for recreational pleasure as well as self-protection.

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Seniors show increasing interest in gun practice

At the Frontier Justice shooting range in Lee's Summit, quite a proportion of Tuesday's customers are seniors. The statistics from the National Rifle Association shows more and more older people are acquiring guns for recreational pleasure as well as self-protection.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
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